Larry Joseph Werth

Larry Joseph Werth, 75, La Crosse, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Hutchinson Regional Medical.

He was born June 15, 1945, in Hays, to Alfred J. and Martina L. (Schaffer) Werth. He grew up on the farm at Schoenchen, and was a 1963 graduate of Schoenchen High School.

He married Henrietta (Oswald) on April 25, 1992, in La Crosse. He was a farmer and a salesman at Steinle’s Menswear Store in Russell for a number of years. He move to La Crosse from Russell in 1978 where he farmed in the Liebenthal area. They operated the “Moo Cow Shack” food vending trailer for 11 years traveling to fairs, auctions, sidewalk sales and etc.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse, Russell Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight, and a 35 year member of A.A.

He enjoyed cooking and good food, meeting and working with the people while having the food trailer, gardening, watching western movies, and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Werth, of the home; three sons, Lonnie Werth and wife, Diane, Salina, Montie Werth and wife, LaDonna, O’Neil, Neb., and Donnie Werth; a daughter, Marcie Jekic and husband, Nick, Olathe; a sister-in-law, Judy Werth, La Crosse; seven step-children including, James Rohleder and wife, Elaine, Hays, David Rohleder and wife, Linda, Salina and Denise Rohleder, Olathe; seven grandchildren, Brandon Werth, Callie Werth, Lawrence Werth, LaShanna Werth, Amanda Watskey, Emily Watskey and Ethan Jekic; 16 step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

A private family funeral service will be held; burial in La Crosse City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601.

A Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Liebenthal in care of the mortuary.

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Posted online on October 20, 2020